ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
1 - Alexandre Popp
Alexandre Popp
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Menlo-Atherton
Position: Goalie
Major: History
House Affiliation: Currier

2010 (Junior):
Set a career high and led the team with 230 saves on the year ... Named to the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week Honor Roll Sept. 16 ... Tabbed to the CWPA Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week Honor Roll Sept. 17 ... Earned ACWPC and CWPA "Superior" Scholar Athlete honors ... Made 11 saves versus Cal Lutheran in the MIT Invitational Sept. 5 ... Turned away 14 shots versus Cal Baptist in the Princeton Invitational Sept. 11 ... Again made 14 stops, this time against MIT in the ECAC Championship Sept. 17 ... Set a single game career high with 21 stops minding the net, while also scoring a goal and grabbing one steal against Iona Sept. 25 ... Had seven saves, two assists and a takeaway versus MIT Oct. 2 ... Collected 12 blocks in goal at Claremont Mudd-Scripps in the Claremont Convergence Tournament Oct. 9 ... Blocked 14 shots on goal against Brown Oct. 14 ... Turned aside 13 shots at St. Francis (N.Y.), then made 10 more stops against Queens (N.Y.) Oct. 16 ... Gathered 13 saves at MIT Oct. 22 ... Had 10 blocked shots on goal versus Brown in the Ivy Championship Oct. 31 ... Made 11 saves versus Iona in the CWPA Northern Division Championship Nov. 7.

2009 (Sophomore):
Started 11 games, making 98 saves ... Named to the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team with a "Superior" distinction ... Stopped eight shots against No. 13 Pacific (Sept. 5) ... Made eight saves in win over George Washington at Princeton Invitational (Sept. 12) ... Turned aside 11 shots against Fordham at Princeton Invitational (Sept. 13) ... Made nine saves against Fordham at ECAC Championships (Sept. 19) ... Earned the victory, stopping 10 shots against Connecticut College at ECAC Championships (Sept. 20) ... Recorded a career-high 15 saves in win over Queens (Sept. 26) ... Against Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont Convergence, turned aside nine shots (Oct. 2) ... Made eight stops against No. 14 Concordia at Claremont Convergence (Oct. 3) ... Had four saves in victory over Connecticut COllege (Oct. 8) ... Turned aside seven shots against Iona (Oct. 11) ... Stopped 11 shots against St. Francis (N.Y.) (Oct. 18) ... Made seven saves in win over Connecticut College at Northern Division Championships (Nov. 7).

2008 (Freshman):
CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team ... Made his collegiate debut in net against Washington & Jefferson at Cambridge Invitational (Sept. 13) ... Had six saves in win over Queens (Oct. 18) ... Made one stop in win at Connecticut College (Oct. 23).

High School:
Three-year starter on water polo team and two-year letterman in swimming at Menlo-Atherton High ... Captained water polo squad in 2007-08 ... All-Peninsula Athletic League and conference Most Valuable Goalkeeper as senior ... All-Central Coast Section first team ... High School All-American ... Named team Most Valuable Player ... MVP of Division I team at CCS All-Star game ... Palo Alto Daily News Most Valuable Goalkeeper ... Selected as Palo Alto Weekly News Player of the Week ... Team won school's first CCS championship in 2007 ... Blocked 5-meter shot in sudden death overtime to clinch a spot in the CCS final ... Recorded over 300 saves as senior and 215 as junior ... AP Scholar with distinction ... Awarded Bank of America Certificate for Foreign Languages ... Recipient of President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence ... Received Rotary Club of Menlo Park Honor Scholarship ... Tutored non-English speaking students at local Garfield Elementary School.